Festival President Wynford Ellis Owen
Festival Chief Executive Kelvin Guy
Events and Finance Judith Guy
Awards Coordinator/Producer Aled Wyn Pillips
Press Robert Lloyd
Patron Marc Evans
Patron Arfon Haines Daveis
Patron Euryn Ogwen Williams
Kelvin Guy Festival Chief Executive And Founder
Since 2005 Kelvin has been researching the life of Wales' first Hollywood star, Gareth Hughes. Kelvin, has been to the states on three separate occasions to interview people who knew Gareth.
As a result of Kelvin's research a documentary was made about Gareth called "In Search of Gareth Hughes". The documentary has won numerous awards here in the UK and Internationally.
Kelvin has also made a documentary about the 1911 railway riots/strike in Llanelli West Wales. Where two bystanders were shot by the British army during the strike!
In April 2012 Carmarthen Bay Film Festival was founded by Kelvin.
The festival was held for the first time in Llanelli,Carmarthenshire,the home town of Wales' very first Hollywood film Gareth Hughes. The festival is very much the champion of the independent film maker and cinema in the UK! Carmarthen Bay Film Festival was one of the first festivals to sign up to UFFO code of conduct of which Kelvin is the Wales committee chair.
Kelvin is also a member of BAFTA Cymru and regular judge for them.
Wynford Ellis Owen Festival President
After a 40 years career as a writer, actor and director working in theatre and television, Wynford returned to college in 2006 to study for a Fd.Sc. degree in Addictions Counselling. After graduating in the summer of 2008, he worked briefly as an addictions counsellor in Rhoserchan, the drug and alcohol treatment centre above Penrhyncoch, near Aberystwyth. On the 1st of October, 2008 he started work as Chief Executive Officer of the Welsh Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs, and a corner-
Wynford is married to Meira, has two daughters, Bethan and Rwth, and is a very proud grandfather to Begw, Efa, Bobi and Jac. He lives in Creigiau on the outskirts of Cardiff.
Mark Lewis Jones Festival Judge
Mark Lewis Jones is a Welsh actor heavily trained on the theatrical stage. Mark trained at two acting institutions including the Clwyd Youth Theatre as a teenager and then also at the the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. He found stage work in London with such theatrical shows as Royal Shakespeare Company, and at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Mark made his initial start in films in 1985 and went on to work in many television movies and series. His extensive television work include appearances on 55 Degrees North (2004), Waking the Dead (2000) and the Hallmark production Jason and the Argonauts (2000). His film appearances have been tied to several notable, high-
Stuart Urban Festival Judge
Stuart has written and directed theatrical film and TV dramas that have sold around the world, and won him many awards, including two BAFTAs.
At 13, his first film was exhibited at the Cannes Film Festival. THE VIRUS OF WAR was a thirty-
His first feature-
In 1995, he wrote the $6 million HBO/BBC film DEADLY VOYAGE which garnered a Silver Nymph for Best Screenplay at Monte Carlo and an NAACP Nomination in the US, proving to be one of HBO’s most popular movies of the year.
In 1997 Stuart wrote and directed PREACHING TO THE PERVERTED, theatrically released in 23 countries and a popular title on the film festival circuit. The first movie to treat the fetish/BDSM scene, it became a cult classic, with cats, cars, clubs and cocktails named after its characters and scenes. In 2013 it became the first European movie to be restored and revived by Kickstarter fans
In 1999, Harold Pinter chose Stuart to co-
Stuart has also directed factual television, e.g. BBC’s PANORAMA where he made the influential 2005 edition BLAIR V BLAIR, about civil liberties and terrorism.
In 2007 Stuart directed the theatrical documentary TOVARISCH, I AM NOT DEAD. Garri Urban, survivor of the Holocaust and Russian Gulags, revisits scenes of his past. Critically acclaimed on its release, the film was nominated for the British Independent Film Awards and Griersons, winning many international awards.
MAY I KILL U? (2013), written and directed by Stuart and starring Kevin Bishop and Frances Barber, is a black comedy about a cycling bobby who goes rogue after the London riots. Released theatrically in many countries, it won a Silver Melies as one of the best European genre films of the year. Philip French of The Observer described it as “funny, sharp and ruthless”, while Bizarre Magazine said it was “hilarious and thought-
Julian Lewis Jones is a Welsh actor. He has appeared largely in British television in shows such as Where the Heart Is and Caerdydd. In 2009, he starred in Clint Eastwood's drama film Invictus, as the head of Nelson Mandela's bodyguard team.
In 2010 he appeared in the TV series The Tudors as Mr. Roper (the park keeper) in Season 4, Episode 1. Also in 2010 he appeared on British TV series Spooks (US title MI-
You can find out more about Julian’s Filmography here
Ross King Festival Judge
Los Angeles based Ross King is one of Britain’s most vibrant and versatile award winning performers having worked stage, screen and radio. He made his first stage performance at the tender age of five, first radio broadcast when he was 15 and his television debut at 17.
Currently, he can be seen daily on ITV morning shows “Daybreak” and “Lorraine” as their Los Angeles Correspondent. Ross has been on national American television hosting “The Hollywood Christmas Parade” and “The Critics Choice Movie Awards Red Carpet” for VH1. For five years, Scottish born Ross was the Entertainment Anchor on KTLA/The CW Channel 5’s Prime News, winning four Emmys and a Golden Mic award along the way. He is also regularly seen on Australia’s Channel 9
For more info please check out Ross’ website